Blogging with Dr. Susan

 

Blogging with Dr. Susan

Teaching children good manners is essential to building self-esteem.

 

Here are some ideas you can use:

Being kind to others.  Show with example.

Have your children write thank you notes after every birthday and holiday.  Write your child a thank you note and see how they react to it. It’s a warm feeling to be recognized by someone, no matter how small the gift.

Things that come from the heart mean so much. When you make a batch of cookies, send some home with your kids friends or anyone who walks through your door. Always use the word please when asking your child to do something and thanking them when they are done. If your children see you doing these things, it becomes second nature to them. Use positive reinforcements by praising your child when they do say please and thank you. 

Respecting adults by using Mrs. and Mr. in front of their names, unless asked to be called by first names. Eye contact is an important thing for children to be taught as well as a firm handshake. 

Expose your child to empathy.  When someone your child knows is picked on, raise your child’s awareness on what it feels like to be laughed at or pointed at.  How would they feel if it were them.

Remind your children they need to have good listening skills.  They need to wait until the person speaking is done before speaking. This is one skill that can help you your whole life long.

A healthy self-esteem will help your children be more successful as adults. To encourage self-esteem in youngsters you should appreciate your child. Thank your children when they have done what you asked. Treat your children with respect.  They want to be treated like an intelligent human being. They want to feel valued. Give them jobs to do and compliment them on a job well done. 

Make sure your children feel loved.  Unconditional love is a gift that never ends…



A Brilliant Blog

 

 

Parents are sole authority figures responsible for children’s daily demeanor at home and at school, modeling for their children’s benefit, respect for teachers, knowing discipline guidelines, and being polite to janitorial and food services, as well as therapists and observers who do business in school environments.

Parents set family behavior rules and on a daily basis remind children of school rules that include classroom behaviors, consequences and expectations for proper manners and honest effort!  Parental authority always is expected as a means of discussing student issues. 

Parents are first and foremost responsible for their children’s behavior.

Parents do not call teachers, contact principals, psychologists, monitors, or school personnel unless contacted by the school or requested by the teacher. Parents monitor children’s home-prepared workload the night before.

Good teachers do not act as parents, but isolate and assign remediation or written activity work any time there is a problem; Teachers set simple classroom rules first day to set the classroom’s mood, and standard of behavior. 

Teachers take into account that children need to trust their teacher to be fair and equitable, understandable, and interested in each child’s nationality, type of learning, and background, after time.

Parents are sole authority figures responsible for children’s daily demeanor at home and at school, modeling for their children’s benefit, respect for teachers, knowing discipline guidelines, and being polite to janitorial and food services, as well as therapists and observers who do business in school environments.

Parents set family behavior rules and on a daily basis remind children of school rules that include classroom behaviors, consequences and expectations for proper manners and honest effort!  Parental authority always is expected as a means of discussing student issues. 

Parents are first and foremost responsible for their children’s behavior. Parents need to get used to going to their children’s teachers with their child when they have issues that affect behavior…..



Spiritual Needs During the Holidays

 

 What do you do to make life easier for the many families you see every day who are in poverty or close to it?

Doing Spiritual/school based or hospice is the answer………… at this time of the year, and if you do make sure your kids are involved… give as much as you get by becoming a Big Brothers Big sisters partner.

The longer you do this work the better …….the community flourishes ….the job opps for older kids increases

Help a family now. …call Big Brothers and Big sisters

The holidays are a time of forgiveness and giving. This is a time when families get together and participate in neighborhood activities that help other people.

Show your children at holiday time that material things mean nothing when others have so little.  We do not want to be seekers of materialistic things. 

How do we do this?  We pack up goods and unwanted children’s toys and give them to charity.  Take your children to the food pantry and hand out food to those less fortunate.     Take an angel from the Christmas tree at a local church or store and buy clothes for that family or something they need. 

Call any church and ask how you can help.  Donate your time to someone you know who may be struggling to get sitters while working….  Offer to watch kids for an afternoon.    Take cookies to elderly persons.

Let your children feel the feelings of sadness and loneliness that some live with every day.  Be an inspiration to your family, volunteer at school, at church through the city for the Salvation Army.  The opportunities are endless.  Get started today.  Make a pact with your children that you spend less on them and more on those who need it.  You’ll be glad you did.

As a home based teacher, I am on the road!  I know first hand what a great feeling I have when I give to someone in need.  Sometimes it’s just a helping hand and sometimes it’s driving someone to the doctor, but whatever the need, looking into the eyes of  someone’s face when  worries are gone, if even for a moment, are priceless.  Share the love this season with someone else and watch your heart swell with pride.  Get busy now. …

One last idea!  Give money or a lay-away gift to the men and women who work behind the counters of stores and shops, especially pharmacies in  your neighborhoods………..

Susan Turben